Andrew Jockers is a hospital dentistry general practice resident at Michigan Medicine. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at Allegheny College, in Meadville, PA, where he studied physics and religious studies. He then progressed to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he earned a post-baccalaureate certificate, as well as a master’s degree – both in Medical Sciences – over the next two years, graduating in 2014. Andrew then worked for two years as a clinical research coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in critical care studies that focused on sepsis, ARDS, and stroke. In this role, Andrew coordinated the day-to-day activities at the University of Pittsburgh’s Presbyterian Hospital for multiple, nation-wide trials the endeavored to better understand and manage the most critically ill of patients.
In 2016, Andrew matriculated into the 2020 class at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. During his time in dental school, in addition to his required studies, Andrew involved himself deeply with the study of dental anesthesiology and the care of patients with special needs. He served as co-president of the Pittsburgh branch for the American Association for Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and coordinated multiple trips for dental students at the University of Pittsburgh to volunteer caring for patients with special needs. Upon graduation, Andrew was given the Horace Wells Senior Student Award for his efforts in the field of dental anesthesiology and the Brian D. Stone Memorial Award for his work on patients with special needs as a dental student.
Following his graduation, Andrew Jockers moved with his wife and young son to Michigan where he spent two years in private practice in Otisville, MI and worked for one year as one of the team dentists for the Flint Firebirds Hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. In that time, he also served as a delegate for the Genessee District Dental Society (GDDS) and represented the GDDS at the Michigan Dental Association’s House of Delegates meeting in 2022.
In terms of research, Andrew has been working for nearly a year with Dr. Stephanie Munz at the University of Michigan Medical Center involving the standard of oral care for critically ill patients in a hospital setting and the impact this oral care can have on overall health outcomes. Andrew remains interested in additionally studying dental trauma and management of dental patients with special needs. It is his hope to incorporate these areas of study and research into a future career as a hospital dentist, focusing on medically complex dental patients and dental trauma.
- Undergraduate: Allegheny College
- Dental School: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
- Graduate School: Duquesne University
- Lynne Taiclet, DMD
- Stephanie Munz, DDS
- Jeffrey Jockers, DMD